Ruger SR1911 Lightweight Commander

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Ruger SR1911 Lightweight Commander right side

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Summary: The description, specs, photos, pricing and user ratings for Ruger’s SR1911 Lightweight Commander pistols.

Manufacturer’s Description

Ruger‘s SR1911 Lightweight Commander is a 1911-style semiauto pistol built on a black or gray anodized aluminum frame with a stainless steel slide, and chambered in .45 ACP or 9mm.  Other features include:

  • A classic, Series 70 design;
  • a polished titanium feed ramp designed to limit wear;
  • an oversized ejection port;
  • an extended magazine release;
  • either thin hardwood grips or black rubberized grips;

    The SR1911 Lightweight Commander, from the right.

    The black, wood-grip SR1911 Lightweight Commander.

  • a checkered backstrap;
  • front strap serrations;
  • an aluminum, skeletonized trigger with an adjustable over-travel stop;
  • a skeletonized hammer;
  • dovetailed three-dot sights with a Novak LoMount Carry adjustable rear sight;
  • an oversized beavertail grip safety;
  • an extended thumb safety and slide stop;
  • an integral plunger tube (not staked);
  • a standard recoil guide system;
  • a flat mainspring housing;
  • a visual inspection port so you can check its load status;
  • a low-glare stainless finish on the slide;
  • rear slide serrations (either straight or v-shaped);
  • a titanium firing pin;
  • a swaged link pin;
  • two stainless steel magazines;
  • a bushing wrench; and
  • a soft case.

More reading: Check out our in-depth review of the SR1911, this pistol’s big brother, and our info page for the stainless steel-framed SR1911 Commander.

The Specs

Caliber Capacity BBL OAL Height Width Weight
.45 ACP 7+1 4.25″ 7.75″ 5.45″ 1.34″ 29.3 oz.
9mm 9+1 4.25″ 7.75″ 5.45″ 1.34″ 29.3 oz.


MSRP: $899 (black)
MSRP: $979 (gray)

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The gray, black-grip SR1911 Lightweight Commander.

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